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The Myssy farm

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The Myssy farm

The Myssy farm

 

“Our every Myssy is knitted by a real Myssy Grandma in Pöytyä. We get our unique hand-dyed yarn from our own herd of Finnsheep. Everything is organic and original in our farm and nothing is cool in Pöytyä. Except when winter hits these parts. That’s why people here have inherited the craft to knit the most perfect Myssys in the world.”

Myssy* is the Finnish word for a funky wool hat and Myssyfarmi is a farm-based design company from Pöytyä, Finland. Besides our Myssys we are also known for award-winning food products. We are a family business owned by isäntä* Janne and emäntä* Anna Rauhansuu.

The farm has belonged to our family since the early 19th century and the brand was established in 2009 as we moved to the old Rauhansuu farm. The first Myssy sheep Susi, Bambi and Onni arrived a year later. 

The Myssys are breathable and comfortable to wear year-round. Eventually the product takes the shape of your own head and becomes a part of you.

 

IT'S NOT COOL. IT'S WARM.

 

*A short Myssy Dictionary

Myssy = Our truly organic wool hat that’s like nothing you’ve seen before.

Isäntä = The farmer. In our case Janne, who started it all.

Emäntä = The lady of the farm. In our case Anna, the designer.

Lammas = A Sheep. In our case free ranging Finnsheep that provide the finest wool in the world.

Mummo = A Grandma. In our case the most warmhearted craftsladies you’ll ever find.

The Farm Heritage

”The tradition for aesthetics and craftsmanship has passed from one generation to another on the family farms for centuries.”

 

In the 1950’s over half of the population of Finland made its living on farming, so statistically almost every Finn has roots in the countryside. The fast-growing urbanization started as late as in the 60’s.

Though the 20th century gave us some world-known designers, the seek for simplicity and natural beauty comes from much further behind in time. The rural lifestyle and Lutheran religion made sure nothing was too fancy.

The tradition for aesthetics and craftsmanship has passed from one generation to another on the family farms for centuries. Some of the farms, like Alastaro, where Anna’s grandmother was born, have been in the family since the early 17th century. That is over 400 years of tradition to deal with and heritage to be proud of.

We are country nation at heart and shall be proud of our heritage.

 

Want to have some field credibility?

Pöytyä the place

 

“Welcome to the Myssy capital of the world”

 

Welcome to the county of Pöytyä, a land of a fashion of it’s own. Fields, woods, rivers, farms and, of course, a baseball stadium. It might look like nothing in the middle of nowhere to you, but this is one of the oldest counties in Finland and we carry centuries of established farm life in our heritage. Nothing is cool here, but we got all that it takes to make a perfect Myssy.

 

YOU THINK MYSSY IS A FUNNY NAME? WHAT ABOUT PÖYTYÄ?

The Sheep

“Northern Europe is the native region of a special race of sheep that is still alive in Finland, practically unmixed, a pure product of natural selection. The wool of this sheep has preserved a distinctive touch of the wildness.”

Finnsheep is a Finnish landrace by its origin and Finland still has the most extensive genetic Finnsheep population in the world. We find it interesting that Finnsheep are closer to the original wild sheep than most sheep races of today.

Finnsheep are known to have wool that is very soft, light in weight and dense. These sheep have an exceptionally wide color spectrum: white, brown and black wool can be mixed, making seven great natural colors for our Myssys.

We got eight sheep of our own: Susi, Onni, Bambi, Mä, Pikkukarhu and the small lambs Tupsu, Ammuu and Belle. We work in close cooperation with the organic sheep farm Rintala of Yläne, Pöytyä. The sheep are sheared twice a year and are in very good care.  You can follow the life of the Myssy sheep in social media @rintalantila or personally visit the farm on their open-doors day. 

 

NO SHEEP OR GRANNIES WERE HARMED DURING THE PRODUCTION.

The Yarn - Ecoluxury

The one thing that makes Myssy products very special is the wool. In our opinion there is no finer yarn in the world than this Finnsheep yarn produced by our responsible partners. Its softness compares to that of Merino yarn.

The yarn is spun by the spinning mill of Pirtin Kehräämö: @pirtinkehraamo. First the raw organic wool of ours is washed gently in order to preserve the lanolin - the grease of wool. No chemicals are used during the spinning process and the whole process is fully traceable.

The yarn is then hand-dyed by Anna Vasko of Aurinkokehrä. She is a talented professional who only uses natural dyes. Follow the art of dyeing: @aurinkokehra “

 

You can’t get more organic or more original.

 

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